Far-out lo-fi noise-punk with connections to Jay Reatard's Reatards? Why, that sounds precisely like something you'd be into, doesn't it? Fortunately for you, they're playing The Stone Fox tonight with Merchandise, Milk Music and locals Cannomen, and our own Sean L. Maloney penned a Critic's Pick on it. Take it away, Bawston Sean:
Have you ever heard a song for the first time, and before it’s even finished decide that it’s your new favorite song, and the band is your new favorite band? That’s pretty much what happened when we heard Destruction Unit. The brainchild of one-time Reatard Ryan Rousseau, DU takes psychedelic punk to its noisiest, most unrelenting extremes — our friend described it as “Hawkwind with mountains of cocaine” — to create a swirling mind-fuck of a sound that recalls The Wipers and Kyuss splitting a sheet of blotter and heading to the desert to sacrifice a virgin to the gods of Flange. Destruction Unit — possibly the last good band name left in America — is joined by Tampa post-punkers Merchandise and Olympia, Wash., hippie-punks Milk Music. —SEAN L. MALONEY
Those post-punks of whom Mr. Maloney speaks, Merchandise, have a pretty appealing little Smiths-slash-Echo and the Bunnymen thing going on. See their video for "Time" after the jump. Tonight's show starts at 9 p.m., and $10 will get you in.